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76 2/19/2019 2:39:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
CP2
In Buda
75 2/19/2019 12:25:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 3

Message from Allies:
AP1
Play as Event
Place BR1 in London
Place BRc in RB <1>
74 2/19/2019 12:22:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
73 2/19/2019 4:51:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
CP1
In essen
72 2/19/2019 4:47:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Austrians & none.
71 2/19/2019 4:47:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Central Powers:
CP then AP MO
70 2/19/2019 4:46:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
69 2/19/2019 4:46:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
68 2/19/2019 4:45:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
67 2/19/2019 4:45:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #4: 2 / Severe Weather

Message from Central Powers:
66 2/19/2019 4:45:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message CP RPs
AH: 2 - flip 5th in Novi Sad, (3rd) in Buda
Ge: 3 - 5th & (2nd) in Essen
65 2/18/2019 12:17:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message No advance

Replacements
Allied 1
flip SB1 Belgrade
BR 2
flip BRc Cairo, Port Said, and Basra
FR 2
flip FR3 Verdun
flip FR2 Nancy
RU 3
full

I will hold one card
You can play replacements and end turn ...
64 2/18/2019 2:51:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I wait to hear about Sedan - advance?
63 2/18/2019 2:50:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 3/3
Sb1 flips & Sb corps flips
AH3 flips
No retreat.
62 2/18/2019 2:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Central Powers:
Belgrade v Novi Sad @ 5 v 3
61 2/18/2019 2:48:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 5/3
flip Fr3
Ge2 elim & also the replacing ge corps.
Ge3 retreats to Liege
You may advance.
60 2/18/2019 2:45:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 5/3

59 2/18/2019 2:45:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Central Powers:
Verdun v Sedan @ 6 v 6
58 2/17/2019 7:48:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 2 / Severe Weather
Defending units in a mountain space in Fall/Winter or a swamp space in Spring/Fall get a +2 drm.

Message from Allies:
AP6
1) Combat Verdun FR3 FR4 attack Sedan (GE2) GE3 at 6 to 6, no advance
2) Combat Belgrade SB1 SB2 SBc attack Novi Sad AH5 at 5 to 3, no advance
57 2/17/2019 4:57:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 4/7
Flip FR2
Reduce GE5 to (GEc) <7>
56 2/17/2019 4:46:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allies:
GE attack Nancy at 12
FR defend at 9
55 2/17/2019 2:45:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #13: 4 / Falkenhayn
May be played on Aug/Sep 1914 turns only after the "Moltke" is played or without restriction beginning in Fall 1914. Cancels the effects of "Moltke". Allows play of "Place of Execution"

Message from Central Powers:
CP6
1. move Insterberg - corps to Danzig, 8th to Konigsberg.
2, move Tarnow - 1st to Munkacs
3 & 4. combat Metz & Strasburg v Nancy @ 12 v 9
Hits on Metz. If poss advance Strasbourg.
54 2/17/2019 1:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP5
1) SR BRc RB <0> to Cambrai
2) SR RUc RB <4> to Kars
3) SR RUc RB <3> to Ivangorod
4) SR SBc RB <1> to Belgrade
53 2/17/2019 2:44:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 2 / Wireless Intercepts
A Flank Attack Attempt involving at least one German unit (army or corps) vs. a space containing only RU units is automatically successful.

Message from Central Powers:
CP5
2 ops
1. move Liege - (2nd) to Sedan
2. move Bremen - (corps) to Breslau
52 2/16/2019 5:42:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Oh I found it flipped the VP marker over
51 2/16/2019 5:40:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #2: 4 / Blockade
Subtract 1 VP during the War Status Phase of each Winter turn.

War Status increased to 2

Message from Allies:
AP4
Play as Event
(is there a marker for this? I did not see one)
50 2/16/2019 5:09:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / SUD Army
One AH unit and up to 2 GE corps may stack together and be Activated for a cost of 1 OPS point. A different stack may be chosen each Action Round. If a second AH unit or a second non-GE corps unit is present, then the activation cost is 2 OPS points. This event does not supercede rule 12.1.11.

Message from Central Powers:
CP4
49 2/16/2019 12:41:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

Replacement points: A: 1, BR: 2, FR: 2, IT: 1, RU: 3

Message from Allies:
AP3
Replacements
48 2/16/2019 12:01:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I am incorrect. I cannot play into Amiens at this stage. OOS warning withdrawn.
47 2/16/2019 6:50:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce
May not be played after CP War Commitment Level is Total War. Add 1 VP.

Replacement points: AH: 2, BU: 1, GE: 3, TU: 1

Message from Central Powers:
AP3
RPs
46 2/16/2019 6:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I wqill give you an OOS warning for Cambrai as I believe I can run round to Amiens.
45 2/16/2019 6:44:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 2/1
Ah corps elim
8th to Czern for -1VP to 11.
44 2/16/2019 6:43:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from Central Powers:
KP v Czern @ 3A v 1C
43 2/16/2019 5:54:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP2
1) Move Valjevo SB2 to Belgrade
2) Combat K-P RU8 attacks Czernowitz AHc at 3 to 1c, please resolve, advance if possible
42 2/16/2019 5:41:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message 3/2
Reduce (FR5) to FRc <6> and retreat to Melun
No GE loss, no advance
41 2/16/2019 5:37:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Allies:
GE attack C-T at 5
FR defend at 2
40 2/16/2019 5:19:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
CP2
2 ops
1. move Sarajevo - 6th to Timisvar
2. move move Stanislaw - corps to Gorlice
3. combat Sedan - 3rd v (5th) in CT @ 5 v 2. No advance.
39 2/16/2019 5:14:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message corps retreats to Uzh.
38 2/16/2019 5:10:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I gained 2 VPs for Sedan & Brussels so now on 12.
37 2/16/2019 5:09:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Be careful about assuming I cannot use a CC in defence. I have just realised we are playing without the additional cards otherwise I MAY have played Withdrawal.
36 2/16/2019 5:03:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message MO none.
35 2/16/2019 5:02:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
CP MO
34 2/16/2019 5:01:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message My understanding is that the CP starts with a german MO but as Guns are played this fulfils it. However, have looked in the latest rules and cannot see that stated so will roll for a CP MO.
33 2/16/2019 4:51:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I checked a number of the other games and they are rolling for a CP MO ...
32 2/16/2019 4:43:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Doesn't the CP need to roll for MO, or is that a change for this scenario/tournament? Been awhile since I played ...
31 2/16/2019 4:32:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message AH suffer 4
Reduce AH3 to AHc <3> and retreat 2
No RU losses
Advance RU3 from Dubno
30 2/16/2019 4:24:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Success
RU fire first at 6
29 2/16/2019 4:24:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Flank attack on Tarnopol
28 2/16/2019 4:23:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP1
1) Move Antwerp BE1 to Cambrai
2-3) Combat Dubno RU3 and K-P RU8 flank attack Tarnopol AH3.

In the interest of time I will go ahead and roll as the CP has no applicable defensive CC's ...
27 2/16/2019 4:20:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Thanks for sending your gamebox file, that made all the difference. I have Cyberboard working now
26 2/16/2019 2:39:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I will wait to receive your action file.
25 2/16/2019 1:23:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Actually retreat BEF to Cambrai
24 2/16/2019 12:53:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I'm getting an error that I'm using an incorrect gamebox with Cyberboard. I'm trying PoG v2.2 is this not correct?
23 2/16/2019 12:44:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message 3/5
Flip BEF, retreat to Ostend, then flip back to full strength (Withdrawal)
Flip GE2, advance GE1 to Brussels
22 2/16/2019 12:41:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Allies:
GE attack Brussels at 9
BEF defends at 5 w/Withdrawal
21 2/16/2019 12:40:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Result is 4/2
FR5 flips and retreat to C-T via Verdun
GE3 advances to Sedan

20 2/16/2019 12:37:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Allies:
GE3 in Koblenz attacks Sedan at 5
FR5 in Sedan defends at 3
19 2/16/2019 12:36:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #6: 2 / Withdrawal
Defending units negate one required Corps step loss and instead must retreat 1 space. Full strength Attacking units may advance. If no Corps step(s) lost, an Army step loss may be negated. See rule 12.6 for details.

Message from Allies:
Play as a CC for the BEF
18 2/16/2019 12:25:00 AM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
17 2/16/2019 12:25:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I'm still having issues with Cyberboard, been a while since I used it. I'll draw cards and play and try to work it out
16 2/15/2019 12:51:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Sorry I'm having some minor technical issues, should be resolved today :)
15 2/15/2019 3:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I hope you rec'd everything you need from me but let me know if you want anything else.
14 2/14/2019 4:29:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #1: 3 / Guns of August
May only be played in the first Action Round of the August 1914 turn. The Liege fort is destroyed. Place the GE 1st and 2nd Armies in the Liege space. The GE 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Armies are activated for Combat.

War Status increased to 2

Message from Central Powers:
CP1
I believe the French 5th starts in Sedan
1 2nd in Koblenz v 5th in sedan @ 5 v 3.
If poss advance 2nd to Sedan
2. & 3. 1st & 2nd v BEF in Brussels @ 9 v 5.
Advance an army into Brussels if poss.
13 2/14/2019 4:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
12 2/14/2019 4:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message the game I have opened up has the Italians and AH it as Mo which I think it is incorrect. The die roll gives Italians so No Mo for the allies.
11 2/14/2019 4:18:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Central Powers:
The germans already have a MO so this roll is foir the allies
10 2/14/2019 4:18:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message You have the allies with a bid of 1.
9 2/13/2019 6:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I will bid 1 for the AP
8 2/13/2019 5:42:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi William, Ok we are agreed on Cyberboard and sending action files. I will bid 0 for the allies. Over to you. The time difference is going to make life difficult but we will manage.
7 2/13/2019 4:41:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message OK, your bid for sides ... good luck to us both and let's have fun
6 2/13/2019 4:40:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
You asked me to roll for first bid, here we go
1-3 Barrington
4-6 William
5 2/13/2019 4:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Looking at the Moderator notes -- Hi Paul!

-- I will try to make at least one play a day and more if possible. The time zone difference will slow us down. Then there is the issue of everyday life interfering with gaming activities, ha ha. I will try to keep up
-- Default scenario is good with me
4 2/13/2019 4:33:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Aloha Barrington -- I live half way around the world from you in Hawaii, 10 hours time difference! I'm good with your suggestions -- OOS warnings for movement for sure. I know Vassal is all the rage now but I think Cyberboard is easier to use, at least for me, so let's do that, and we can send move files. Also agree to re-roll dice when rolling only one when two are called for ...
3 2/12/2019 4:07:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi, William I understand from Paul H that you are my opponent. I live in the UK fairly near Dover. We have some things to decide, May I suggest that we give OOS warnings for movement but not for combat as combat is uncertain. Personally I prefer cyberboard to Vassal (having tried both) but most people seem to prefer Vassal. Up to you. I do like to send move files as it ensures I do not miss an opponent's move. Again up to you. We have to roll for who bids 1st. I will leave you to roll for 1st bidder. One suggestion - if 2 dice are called for a combat and only one is rolled by mistake (easily done) that roll is totally ignored. wait to hear from you.
2 2/11/2019 8:00:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to Paul Hubbard
1 2/11/2019 7:59:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message Welcome to Round One of the BPA VIII Paths of Glory Tournament!

I'll be your game moderator and should be your first point of contact for any issues related to this match. As always, the priority should be for a fun and fair match for all involved. The official launch date for this round is February 14th, 2019 but feel free to start your match immediately. Round 1 concludes on Wednesday, June 19, 2019; you'll have 125 days this round.

Contacting me: I am based in the UK (GMT 0) and will generally respond to all match questions within 24 hours. I strongly recommend you e-mail me directly at "paulhubbard@hotmail.co.uk" referencing your match # when you do so. If I do not respond within 48 hours, please escalate to one of the other GMs (mdauer92@yahoo.com or gregorit@yahoo.com).

Issue Resolution: If either player has a concern about a particular ruling or resolution I make, feel free to raise it to the other GMs. I will also reach out to Tom and Michael if there's something I'm not sure of. Please remember that the ACTS logs are viewable for all, direct e-mail exchanges with your opponent are obviously permitted but GMs will view the ACTS logs as the authoritative record of the game.

Getting Started:
Here are my thoughts on how to get the match started:
- Introduce yourselves and set expectations regarding your availability and game pace.
- Agree on the scenario. The default is the WBC Historical Scenario as described on the POG Tournament Page and I strongly recommend its usage.
- Agree on usage of supply warnings. They are strongly recommended.
- There is no mandatory usage of a particular PBEM tool. VASSAL is recommended but not necessary and exchanging game logs is also optional.
- Bid for sides. (Initial bidder is to be random, one of you should just roll a die with a 50-50 shot of that player bidding first. Switch sides in ACTS if necessary, contact me if you need help with this.
- Draw cards. CP will then kick off the fun by rolling the turn 1 MO and playing their first card.

Have fun!

Paul Hubbard

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